Had a blast on ComicBook Club Live last night! these guys are hilarious! started with a great interview , then we talked about some comics, took audience questions which led to conversations about R2 and 3PO as Doctor Who companions, Dr Quinn medicine woman, CBS geriatrics, Cockney BBC execs, Borg pus and much much more!!!
I received a request from someone on twitter to photograph the process of a Star Trek/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 cover on my blog. Unfortunately I was already halfway through this one at the time, so there are some early steps missing.
Next month I will share the process of the issue 8 cover from the beginning and in more detail, but until then....
Star Trek/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 issue 7 cover:
Next I started painting midground objects, starting from the ones furthest behind and ending with those closest to the 'camera'. I also tend to paint these objects from upper left to lower right to prevent smearing or fading. Remember gouache is pigment in a liquid media.When dry it's just the pigment stuck together much like a thin layer of dry mud or clay. It doesn't easily wipe off, but you should avoid contact with it as much as possible.
close up of Borg cube.
close up of Federation starship.
close up of Federation starship being destroyed by Borg fire.
The title of the peice. Since it's the Tardis at Wolf 359, I incorporated 2 familiar components from both the Star trek and Doctor Who mythos; Bad Wolf and Wolf 359.
The Tardis is the final object painted.
photograph of finished piece
raw scan of finished piece
slightly adjust levels and colour saturation of the scan.
I removed the crude painted loettering I had done on the TARDIS and replaced it with digital detail. I also added the sign and ambulance logo digitally.
Finally I add some airbrush flourish for lighting effect and its complete.